Democracy Now! Tuesday, December 3, 1996
Source transferred from audio cassette to CD at Pacifica Radio Archive, this flac is from the CD
12 years ago today, the Union Carbide Corporations fertilizer plant in Bhopal India spewed toxic gas, killing 4000 people and injuring a half a million others. It was the worlds worst industrial accident. And people are still dying and suffering from illnesses related to their exposure to Union Carbides poisonous gas; thats why the Bhopal Disaster has been called the Hiroshima of the Chemical Industry. Bhopal has also emerged as a classic example of corporate crime thats gone unpunished.
Corporations Make Cancer-Causing Chemicals and Drugs that Treat Cancer
What do Monsanto, Dupont and Westinghouse have in common? These three corporations make cancer-causing chemicals as well as the drugs that treat cancer. Its an ironic fact not lost on investigative journalist Liane Clorfene Casten, author of Breast Cancer: Poisons, Profits and Prevention. In her book, Liane Clorfene-Casten charges that 70 percent of breast cancer may be due to environmental pollution, yet the EPA refuses to ban commercial toxic incinerators and the American Cancer Society focuses on treatment instead of prevention.